Oct. 10-11: Birthright A War Story, Gabrielle Langholtz, Loudon Wainwright, Lords of Acid, Two Piece Tuesday, Jim Campbell-Far Away Up Close, Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet, ODC/Dance


Birthright A War Story: The documentary — described as the “real-life ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ that explores the gains of the crusade to control pregnant women and the fallout and resultant public health crisis” — screens, along with a filmmakers’ Q&A. [7 p.m., Landmark Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Gabrielle Langholtz
: The author of “America: The Cookbook” speaks about her volume, which promoters say is “the first book to document comprehensively — and celebrate — the remarkable diversity of American cuisine and food culture.” [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885 Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Liner Notes with Loudon Wainwright: The veteran singer-songwriter performs his classic tune and discusses his life and work with San Francisco singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet in the Litquake event. [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall. 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Lords of Acid: The Belgian and American post-industrial techno band led by Praga Khan headlines a show with Combichrist, Christian Death, En Esch and Sacramento-based electro, industrial, dark synth pop band Wiccid. [7:30 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Two Piece Tuesday: The free evening includes music by alt-country and blues artists Gina Villalobos and Kim Lembo and a screening of the 1946 Western “My Darling Clementine” starring Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp. [7 p.m., Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland]

Jim Campbell-Far Away Up Close: The exhibit showcases 15 new works by the artist, mathematician and engineer known for his LED matrix light installations. [10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Hosfelt Gallery, 260 Utah St., S.F.]

New Music For Old Instruments: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra presents the program, subtitled “Female Composers and the Women Who Bring Their Music to Life,” featuring KQED’s Rachael Myrow, KDFC’s Dianne Nicolini, PBO conductor Nicholas McGegan and composers Caroline Shaw and Sally Beamish. [8 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet: The ensemble from St. Petersburg plays a program of works by Haydn, Faure and Alexander Gretchaninov. [7:30 p.m., Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Ave., S.F.]


ODC/Dance: The multi-media piece “boulders and bones” by choreographers Brenda Way and KT Nelson, composer Zoe Keating and video artist RJ Muna traces the shifting light and landscape of an Andy Goldsworthy installation. [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way near Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

Bad Suns: The Southern California alt rock band inspired by 1970s-80s post-punk pioneers such as The Cure and Elvis Costello, headlines a sold out show, with Hunny and QTY, the New York based duo of Dan Lardner and Alex Niemetz. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Macklemore: The popular rapper (aka Ben Haggerty) released a solo album “Gemini” — without collaborator Ryan Lewis — in September. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

S.F. Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival: The kickoff event features The Bow Ties with Yoseff Tucker, Northern California Bluegrass Society’s guitar player and singer of the year, as well local up-and-comers Good Not Great. [8 p.m., Lost Church, 65 Capp St., S.F.]

Shops at Tanforan Kids Club: Children 12 and under are invited to the Halloween arts-and-crafts session. [4 to 6 p.m., Shops at Tanforan, upper level near JCPenney, 1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno]

MAX: The pop singer (aka Maxwell George “Max” Schneider), whose debut album is “Hell’s Kitchen Angel,” headlines a show with Rozes, who sings on The Chainsmokers’ “Roses.” [8 p.m., Brick & Mortar, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Ain’t Misbehavin’: 42nd Street Moon opens its 25th season with a preview performance of the musical celebrating Tin Pan Alley pianist,singer, songwriter and comedian Fats Waller. [7 p.m., Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

Rainer Maria: The new single by the emo band from Madison, Wisc. (named after German-language poet Rainer Maria Rilke) is “Suicides and Lazy Eyes.” [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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